Pannier Fixing

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Re: Pannier Fixing

Postby nez » 14 May 2019, 12:04pm

The smaller Ortliebs will fit on a front pannier, having the positive effect of balancing the bike somewhat.

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Re: Pannier Fixing

Postby groberts » 6 Jun 2019, 12:21pm

nigelnightmare wrote:Will they fit if you remove the battery?
If so remove battery, fit pannier bags, refit battery.

Yes the fixings go over the rack and clip without the battery but the problem is that with the battery in there is not sufficient clearance for the fixing clips i.e. your suggestion won't work. I've looked at many other bespoke e-bikes and this seems to be a common issue. Why would you specifically make a rack to carry a battery on an ebike but not accommodate a pannier, in this case Ortlieb classic back roller, which must be one of the most popular on the market - ridiculous!

Thanks anyhow.

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Re: Pannier Fixing

Postby gaz » 25 Jun 2019, 8:49pm

No personal experience but I've just come across these: Carradice pannier hook adabter bar.
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Re: Pannier Fixing

Postby kwijibo » 25 Jun 2019, 9:28pm

I have a similar problem with an electric cargo bike. The tubes on the rack are 20mm diameter. This makes most clip on bags impossible. I will go for the old over the top pannier pair with straps.